Oprah sports huge wig on cover of O magazine

The wig, which Oprah called “Wind Thang,” sparked funny reactions from her best friend Gayle King who said, “Can someone put on the soundtrack to The Lion King?”

Adam Glassman, O magazine‘s creative director, also had a funny reaction to the hairpiece: “Your hair looks like Chaka Khan and Diana Ross combined.”

Oprah’s hairstylist Andre Walker detailed how he managed to obtain the wig and the means by which it arrived at the photo shoot.

“It wasn’t easy! I finally decided I’d have to make one myself. Two days later I was on the set of “The Voice” talking to the stylist there, Kim Kimble [she’s also Beyonce’s mane woman]. When I told her about my predicament, she said she had created a wig I could borrow. Saved me a good bit of time!”

Like all women, Oprah has her ups and downs with her hair.

“I wish I could say it was all mine.” she told Us Weekly. “My own hair is shorter, not quite so spherical, and a lot lighter. But that doesn’t mean it never gives me grief. When it comes to hair, I’m in the same boat as most every other woman. The way we feel about our hair is universal — we love it when it looks great, we can’t stand it when it looks not so great, and we all want it to tell the world something about us.”